The Basics of First Aid

Take this course to refresh yourself on how to deal with common injuries or problems requiring First Aid.

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About this course

Acquiring first aid skills is essential for absolutely any job or role in life. The basics of first aid must be common knowledge, making this course crucial to the effective training of employees.


Various important skills are explored, for instance assessing the scene, as well as focused modules on different aspects, such as burns and broken bones, and bleeding and shock.


For an immersive and detailed training solution to the basics of first aid, look no further than this 6-part course.

What you'll learn

  • Assess the Scene
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Heart Attacks and Choking
  • Electrical Shock and Eye Injury
  • Burns and Broken Bones
  • Heart, Fainting and Seizures

Course Content

  • Assess the Scene

    Assessment can be make or break when it comes to First Aid. Learn how to keep yourself safe while arriving on the scene.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Assess the Scene It's not every day that something requires first aid in the workplace. That's why preparedness is important - so you're confident in knowing what to do when something does happen.

      Assess the Scene It's not every day that something requires first aid in the workplace. That's why preparedness is important - so you're confident in knowing what to do when something does happen.
    • When should you stop giving Karen CPR?

  • Bleeding and Shock

    Learn what to do if a coworker stars bleeding, and enters shock.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Bleeding Bleeding is a serious medical emergency. If a co-worker is bleeding heavily, you have to stop the flow of blood while you wait for EMS personnel to arrive.

      Bleeding Bleeding is a serious medical emergency. If a co-worker is bleeding heavily, you have to stop the flow of blood while you wait for EMS personnel to arrive.
    • Do's of How to Stop Bleeding Do apply a bandage, after you have put gloves on. The bandage will absorb any excess blood and provide a clean surface for the wound to clot on. Next, apply pressure with your hand directly over the wound.

      Do's of How to Stop Bleeding Do apply a bandage, after you have put gloves on. The bandage will absorb any excess blood and provide a clean surface for the wound to clot on. Next, apply pressure with your hand directly over the wound.
    • To help Karen with shock, it's important to lay her down and cover her with something to keep her warm.

      To help Karen with shock, it's important to lay her down and cover her with something to keep her warm.
  • Heart Attacks and Choking

    Learn how to quickly react to these two life-threatening events.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • First Aid for heart attacks Begin with calling emergency services. Then, make the victim comfortable by sitting them or lying them down. Try not to move the person too much.

      First Aid for heart attacks Begin with calling emergency services. Then, make the victim comfortable by sitting them or lying them down. Try not to move the person too much.
    • Choking Scenario #2 Johnny is celebrating his birthday in the office, and everyone is enjoying their cake.

      Choking Scenario #2 Johnny is celebrating his birthday in the office, and everyone is enjoying their cake.
    • If abdominal thrusts don't work, call 911 immediately.

      If abdominal thrusts don't work, call 911 immediately.
  • Electrical Shock and Eye Injury

    Learn what to do in the event of an electrical shock.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Electrical Shock Jim is taking a dangerous risk - he's removing his toast from the toaster with a knife.

      Electrical Shock Jim is taking a dangerous risk - he's removing his toast from the toaster with a knife.
    • If the person isn't breathing after getting an electrical shock, it's time to perform CPR.

      If the person isn't breathing after getting an electrical shock, it's time to perform CPR.
    • Eye Injury Dave opens a jar of pickles, but pickle juice sprays him in the eyes.

      Eye Injury Dave opens a jar of pickles, but pickle juice sprays him in the eyes.
  • Burns and Broken Bones

    Learn the various degrees of burns and how to treat them.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Classifying Burns You might have heard of a "third degree burn" on TV or in books - but what does this actually mean? It's actually a sliding scale. Let's explore each type of burn...

      Classifying Burns You might have heard of a
    • For third degree burns, you must call emergency services immediately. Try your best to keep the victim comfortable until help arrives.

      For third degree burns, you must call emergency services immediately. Try your best to keep the victim comfortable until help arrives.
    • Broken Bones Walking down the stairs distracted by his phone, Jim falls over - unfortunately it looks like he's broken his arm on the way down.

      Broken Bones Walking down the stairs distracted by his phone, Jim falls over - unfortunately it looks like he's broken his arm on the way down.
  • Heat, Fainting and Seizures

    Learn what to do in the case of heat stroke, exhaustion, fainting and seizures.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Heat & Fainting It's a hot day in the office, and Paula is feeling the heat. After moving 50 boxes to a new facility, Paula collapses from heat exhaustion. Working in a hot environment or on a hot day can be very stressful for your body, especially if you’re not used to the heat.

      Heat & Fainting It's a hot day in the office, and Paula is feeling the heat. After moving 50 boxes to a new facility, Paula collapses from heat exhaustion. Working in a hot environment or on a hot day can be very stressful for your body, especially if you’re not used to the heat.
    • Jeremy has been working all day at the market stall and he's starting to feel a bit woozy...

      Jeremy has been working all day at the market stall and he's starting to feel a bit woozy...

Course Authors

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"First aid courses aren't hard to come across but I found EdApp's to be different to the others. I liked how clear each lesson was and how the most important information was included in each. This one is worth your time."

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